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Story Time in the Park

Because of the phenomenal success of the Story Time in the Park Series, ACLS Story Corps will continue to host outdoor story times twice a week at alternating parks throughout the county. 

Families are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy listening to several books designed to have fun, strengthen literacy skills and promote healthy outdoor adventures.

Masks are strongly encouraged for the events, especially for those selecting books and retrieving craft kits from staff. Families are asked to observe a distance of 6 feet from other families, children must stay with their families. Please visit the CDC’s guide for Visiting Parks and Recreational Facilities before attending.

Please stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone that has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

We are using guidelines from the CDC, State of Maryland, and Allegany County Health Department. Even as we follow these guidelines, as a public space and service we cannot guarantee a germ-free environment. Attending an event is your decision based on the needs of you and your family. For patrons not comfortable attending an event, we will be offering virtual programs.

Outdoor story times will take place at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  

Fall 2021 Story Time in the Park Schedule*:

September 28 – Glendening Park in Frostburg – 10 AM

September 30 – Canal Place in Cumberland – 10 AM

October 5 – Iron Furnace Park in Lonaconing – 10 AM

October 7 – Cresaptown Sports Complex – 10 AM

October 12 – Constitution Park Amphitheater – 10 AM

October 14 – Creekside Park in Westernport – 10 AM

October 19 – Holly Field in LaVale – 10 AM

October 21 – Glendening Park in Frostburg – 10 AM

October 26 – Canal Place in Cumberland – 10 AM

October 28 – Iron Furnace Park in Lonaconing – 10 AM

November 2 – Cresaptown Sports Complex – 10 AM

November 4 – Constitution Park Amphitheater – 10 AM

November 9 – Creekside Park in Westernport – 10 AM

November 11 – Holly Field in LaVale – 10 AM

November 16 – Glendening Park in Frostburg – 10 AM

November 18 – Canal Place in Cumberland – 10 AM

November 30 – Iron Furnace Park in Lonaconing – 10 AM

December 2 – Cresaptown Sports Complex – 10 AM

December 7 – Constitution Park Amphitheater – 10 AM

December 9 – Creekside Park in Westernport – 10 AM

December 14 – Holly Field in LaVale

December 16 Glendening Park in Frostburg – 10 AM

*The schedule is subject to change and is weather permitting. Please follow our Allegany County Library System Facebook page for news and updates and check back regularly.

Indoor Story Times at the libraries have been postponed until further notice for health and safety considerations. Library Staff will hold two Virtual Story Times on Wednesdays at 10 AM and 2 PM. We will also continue to host Story Time in the Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 AM!